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Sugar : the grass that changed the world

Author: Sanjida O'Connell
Publisher: London : Virgin, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We are literally drowning in sugar. In this fascinating account, Sanjida O'Connell reveals the extraordinary and illuminating story of sugar's world domination. Before written records began, a type of grass grew wild in one place :New Guinea. Once domesticated to create sugar cane it was passed to the modern world by an unholy alliance of Buddhist monks and Arab traders who showed how to extract the sweetest  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sanjida O'Connell
ISBN: 1852270349 9781852270346
OCLC Number: 224597091
Description: x, 246 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Sanjida O'Connell.

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The fascinating story of how one species of grass has come to dominate our eating habits and our diet.  Read more...

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